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Alternatives to Hip Replacement for Hip Pain

Chronic hip pain not improving with conservative treatment? Joint replacement doesn’t have to be your only solution! At the American Hip Institute, we offer less invasive alternatives to hip replacement to preserve or restore hip function.

Currently, a lot of orthopedic research is focused on hip preservation techniques to help millions of baby boomers in the US stay active well into their 60s, 70s, and beyond. Some of the advanced hip preservation treatments offered at the American Hip Institute include:

Cell Therapy Injections: Your bone marrow and fat contain progenitor cells can transform into bone or cartilage cells to regenerate injured tissue. For treatment of orthopedic hip conditions, the progenitor cells may be obtained from the iliac crest of the pelvic bone and injected into the site of injury.

PRP Therapy: Platelets present in your blood play an important role in the healing of injuries. In addition to causing clotting of blood, they release growth factors and other substances that stimulate the healing process. The PRP (platelet rich plasma) is obtained from your own blood in a simple outpatient procedure and reinjected into the site of injury giving a boost to the body’s natural healing capacity.

PRP injections have been used successfully by many high-level athletes to bounce back from possible career-threatening injuries to return to their sport.

What sets PRP and cell therapy apart from other injection therapies is that they seek to treat the underlying problem (rather than just the symptoms) by stimulating regrowth of damaged tissue.

Hip Arthroscopy: Many hip problems can be treated minimally invasively through tiny puncture holes using hip arthroscopy. Hip pain from tears of the labrum, abnormal bone growth, snapping tendons, or bursitis, can be treated in this way. Benefits include smaller incisions, minimal scarring, quick healing, and faster return to sports or work.

The American Hip Institute has pioneered highly specialized procedures in hip arthroscopy over the last few years, creating new options for patients with hip pain. Consult our specialists to find out if you might be a candidate for this procedure.

 

Dr. Benjamin Domb is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy. He is the Founder and Medical Director at American Hip Institute, is rated amongst the Top Doctors in the USA by the NY Times, US News & World Report, and Castle Connelly. The doctors at the American Hip Institute® have been global leaders in Hip Arthroscopy and Robotic Surgery for over a decade. While some would call this excellence, we simply call it the American Hip Institute standard.

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